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Don’t Fret With Frido: Spyro – The Dragon Reignited (Review)

This week Frido takes a look at the remake of the original Spyro series, Spyro: Reignited Trilogy

The Spyro games have held a special place in my heart since the release of the first game in 1998.  Traveling to the different worlds, saving dragons and eggs was something that just made me pumped for the next release.  Ever since the release of remakes of the Crash Bandicoot games in 2017, the fans of Spyro have been waiting with bated breath.  We got our wish on April 5th of 2018. The series has taken some weird turns throughout the years *cough* Skylanders *cough* but with this new remake, I’m hoping that the games will go back to the older formula that made Spyro so great. The game has quite a few pros and cons, but it’s still a great remake of a great game.

Now, let’s start with the cons.  The controls aren’t any better than when they were in the the previous games.  The camera is hard to deal with as well. You are able to switch between an old version of the controls and a “new” version.  Just so you’re aware, the new version feels no different. It’s hard to do the super charge to certain places and if you’re wanting to 100% the game, it’s necessary on certain levels.  Another thing that the controls hinder are the flying levels. They are stupidly difficult with the controls, and I sometimes had to quit playing the flying levels and come back–they are real dumb.  And I know I’m not the only one who has had issues.

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A couple of other things that I didn’t enjoy about the game is that there was no option to add subtitles.  I am a little hard-of-hearing and if the dishwasher, the washer, and the heat are all going at the same time I cannot hear what little bits of dialog there are.  I understand that there wasn’t an option to turn them on in the original game, but that seems like something that should have been added. There were also some minor game glitches that I had some issues with the first patch that was released fixed some of those issues,there are still a few however.  Some of the glitches are decently funny, others however make playing the game hard and those are the ones that really need to be patched.  

The game looks awesome.  There was a lot of love put into the remake, just as it was with the remake of Crash Bandicoot.  The graphics are awesome. Some things that I find cool are that if you burn something it actually looks burnt.  When you flame an enemy, there’s a patch of burnt grass. It’s a small detail that is really something that I enjoyed.  Another thing that I enjoyed was that you could swap the music between the new soundtrack and the old soundtrack. I’m the type of person that will switch on a whim and will be like, “Nah, I wanna go old-school today.”

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The game is very nostalgic, and it’s really cool to see some of my favorite characters fleshed out with new graphics.  It’s a great play if you want a fun platformer that’s full of a great environment and characters. I highly suggest playing if you’re wanting a nostalgia kick. Even if you are new to the series, it’s still a fun game to play.  And just to make the old fans wanna scream, here’s a picture of everyone’s favorite character.

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Written by Frido
(Frido is an avid gamer and plays games when they should be doing homework. Their other hobbies include sleeping, eating, drinking, and acting like they’re going to start exercising when we all know they’re not. Some of their favorite games include The Bioshock Series, the Resident Evil series, and Luigi’s Mansion. They figured if they’re gonna have all of these opinions might as well put them to paper.)
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